Trustees of Boston University

Boston University’s Charles River campus at night

Committees

  • Academic Affairs Committee
    The Academic Affairs Committee reviews the administration's recommendations for academic programs and the academic staffing of Boston University, and recommends action to the Board of Trustees.
     
  • Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing
    The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing provides the University community a framework and forum for the consideration and discussion of socially responsible investment policy issues. Members of the Committee represent the University community – trustees, faculty, and students – and focus on policy considerations and recommendations for the Board of Trustees. You can find information on this site about the Committee, its mission and composition, and the issues its members will be discussing over time.
     
  • Athletics Committee
    The Athletics Committee oversees the intercollegiate, non-varsity, and recreational athletic program of Boston University and ensures that it conforms to the academic standards of the University and to NCAA and other requirements.
     
  • Audit Committee
    The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the financial systems and accounting practices of Boston University and the activities of the University's independent auditor, internal auditor, and management, and for the administration of the University's code of ethical conduct and conflict of interest policy.
     
  • Development and Alumni Relations Committee
    The Development and Alumni Relations Committee has oversight of the University’s fund raising and development efforts, and serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and the Boston University Alumni (“BUA”). The Committee assists in coordinating the efforts of the Board and the BUA in the University’s fund raising campaigns.
     
  • Executive Committee
    The Executive Committee is charged with oversight of the University during the periods between full Board meetings, and it exercises all powers of the Board of Trustees except as reserved by law or the By-Laws to the Board.
     
  • Executive Compensation Committee
    The Executive Compensation Committee is responsible for reviewing and establishing the compensation (including salary, benefits, and other remuneration) of the President and other members of the senior administration, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
     
  • Finance and Budget Committee
    The Finance and Budget Committee reviews and recommends to the Board annual University budgets that have been prepared by the administration. The Committee also monitors the University's budget performance and may recommend budget strategies, standards of operation, and budgetary goals for adoption by the Board. The Committee includes a Real Estate Sub-committee which is charged with evaluating proposed acquisitions and dispositions of real property, campus planning initiatives, and the University's capital budget plan.
     
  • Governance Committee
    The Governance Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Trustees candidates for membership on the Board, for Board offices, and for membership on and the chairmanship of all committees of the Board. It is also responsible for monitoring the Board's governance policies and effectiveness.
     
  • Health Affairs Committee
    The Health Affairs Committee oversees the University's academic, research, and clinical activities in the health sciences, the University's affiliation with Boston Medical Center and other hospitals and clinics, and the faculty medical practice plans.
     
  • Investment Committee
    The Investment Committee is responsible for the University's investment policy and guidelines, and for oversight of the University's investment portfolios.
     
  • Student Affairs Committee
    The Student Affairs Committee reviews policies and practices relating to student life, extracurricular student activities, and services for students at Boston University. The Committee ensures that these programs and services contribute to the educational development and experience of Boston University students.